Sweet and Sour NY Strip Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

If you like any type of slaw, you’ll love this recipe. And maybe if you’ve never liked slaw in your life, you’ll still love it! This refreshing, crunchy salad really lets the apples shine, and goes a long way to balance out the heavier elements of the beef taco.

Sweet and Sour NY Strip Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

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Protein: Beef
Cut: NY Strip Steak
Diet: Gluten Free
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 ea ButcherBox NY Strip Steaks
  • 2 Tbsp ghee for searing

Marinade & Slaw Dressing

  • ¼ c sesame oil
  • ¼ c honey
  • ¼ c coconut aminos
  • ¼ c rice vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp sesame seeds


  • 2 c shredded napa cabbage
  • ½ c shredded carrots
  • ½ c shredded Gala apple any apple works!
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro optional, for garnish


  • Mix all marinade ingredients. Use ½ to marinate the steaks overnight, and reserve other ½ for the slaw.
  • Mix cabbage, apples and carrots. Dress with reserved marinade/dressing and refrigerate overnight for best flavor.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Preheat cast-iron skillet over high heat. Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry. Add ghee to pan, and once ghee has melted, sear steaks on both sides for 2 minutes per side.
  • Place skillet in oven and roast until thermometer inserted into thickest part of steak reads 120°F, about 6 minutes. Let rest 8 minutes before slicing thin.
  • Serve steak topped with slaw in your favorite taco shell or sticky bun. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy!
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Yankel Polak

Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.